The annual Veterans Day celebration in downtown Harrisonburg is always a special treat and an honor to be a part of. Our Team will be handing out flags along the parade route for the community beginning at 1pm. We will also set out chairs in front of our office at 83 S. Main Street (prime parade watching real estate) and we invite you to come and watch the parade with us starting at 2pm. Join us Sunday November 11th!
We are excited to welcome Andrea Estep, owner of Charlee Rose Boutique, to our downtown neighbors at the Agora Market! This charming boutique is a great addition to the market and offers stylish and affordable women's clothing and accessories. You can check out their website and make sure to visit them to welcome them to the community! Read on to learn more about Andrea's passion for fashion and how she came up with the name...
We are excited to welcome watermedia artist Susan Rosen to the Wilson Downtown Gallery for the months of October and November. Come see her show entitled "Etudes, Echos, Patterns and Divides" and visit with the artist on Friday, October 5th for our First Fridays Opening Reception!
Freedom Freeze Italian Ice has moved into the old Dream Cone location right on Court Square in downtown Harrisonburg. Owned and operated by the same people as Freedom Funnel Cakes, this establishment is Veteran owned and operated and serves Gino's authentic Italian Ice from Brooklyn, New York. Vegan Friends rejoice! Their Italian Ices are 100% vegan! Want something a bit creamier of a treat? They also serve Garber's traditional ice cream! The owner and Marine Corp veteran Mel Shtanko was kind enough to share some more about the newest frozen treat in town!
Water Street Vintage & Bohemian is opening on August 13th in the previous location of the Midtowne Bottle Shop on Water Street in downtown Harrisonburg. This shop offers a great variety of vintage clothing, a fun selection of hats, and unique jewelry (+ much more) all presented in a fun atmosphere. The owner, Mike Harlow, was kind enough to give us a sneak peek of his shop and share more about it.
We are excited to welcome photograpers Joe Fitzgerald and AJ Morey to the WDG for the months of August and September! More about their exhibit "Defy the Machine": “Machine” is a complex and versatile term, referring to a calculated assemblage of parts that together transmit force, motion and energy (transportation, factories, technology). Machine is a metaphor describing the way persons or systems work (methodical, relentless, efficient, tireless). Machines are part of our identity as a civilization, but it is an identity we struggle with and sometimes resist. These photographs capture how we defy, embrace or even create the machine